What you might have missed
Here are the top five stories on NationalJeweler.com from July 26 to Aug. 1, according to Google Analytics.
Consumer confidence drops in July
The Conference Board reports that consumers’ short-term outlook was shaken by the situation in Greece but, overall, they remain “relatively confident.”
Industry shrinkage trend continues in Q2
The latest statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade show that the number of companies exiting the jewelry industry rose again in the second quarter and is up 12 percent year-to-date.
Designer, storeowner wins WJA-Carelle grant
Tina Chan is a Chicago-based jewelry designer who just opened a brick-and-mortar space she hopes will be resource and sales outlet for other independent designers.
Would you hire your customer?
Columnist Peter Smith discusses the positives and the negatives that could come of trying to recruit a current client for a sales position at the store.